Lily Ramirez-Foran

We all change: A journey of Regeneration

Lily Ramirez-Foran is the founder of Ireland’s Mexican boutique grocer and cookery school, Picado Mexican in Dublin and the author of the popular food blog, A Mexican Cook. She has been living and cooking in Ireland for over 20 years with her Irish husband and business partner, Alan. She’s a woman on a mission to showcase Mexican food and culture beyond its clichés and misconceptions. When not busy with work, Lily can be found in her kitchen experimenting with recipes, writing on her kitchen table and learning to grow food in her tiny urban garden. Shop keeper, food writer, storyteller, mad dreamer and lover of all things Irish. She is a chef member of Euro-Toques Ireland, and a member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild and she passionately believes in the Slow Food ethos of good, clean and fair food. Lily is a regular face on Irish morning TV and a frequent radio contributor. Her debut cookbook TACOS by Blasta Books was published to great acclaim in February 2022.